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WA State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Tod Marshall is the author of Bugle, The Tangled Line, and Range of Voices. He also directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University where he is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Endowed Professor in the Humanities. He enjoys backpacking and fishing and spends about a month of every year in a tent. From 2016-2018, he will serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate.

Island Books, in conjunction with the Mercer Island Arts Council, is proud to be hosting Mr. Marshall for a day of poetry on Mercer Island. On the morning of June 2nd he’ll be speaking to students at local schools, and in the afternoon and evening appearing at multiple public events:

  • Poetry workshop 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community Center
  • Conversation with poetry groups 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Island Books
  • Reading 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community Center

For more information, contact Arts Council member Joy Langley (

Event address: 
8236 SE 24th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Dare Say: Poems (Contemporary Poetry) By Tod Marshall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780820350530
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Georgia Press - May 15th, 2016